Reviewer:The TRUE Bucky -
July 24, 2010 Subject:
The Place was ROCKING.......
By the time the band got to St Stephen > The 11, the entire Upper Deck was literally moving up and down from the people dancing and rocking out. I've never experienced that before, but was to again in those early P&F years!
The Dark Star is magnificent - all THREE parts - that's right, the 'jam' between Sugaree & CC is all Dark Star, even though they don't actually ever do the basic DS riff. Check it out. So, in all, they did about 30 minutes of Dark Star that night, because they do wander completely out of it for about 6 minutes before falling back into the basic DS riff right before falling into St Stephen during the final time.
Also of note was the inspired opening jam. All tour those were fantastic & oh, so long. :^)
Derek and Warren didn't do many shows together, but they were magic right from the git-go, which is amazing considering Derek was called in on an emergency with one day's notice upon Steve Kimock's sudden departure.
As for Dylan, I was on my way back to near New Haven by the time he took the stage, lol. Having seen him earlier that week, once was enough.
On my way out of the show, it was so sad seeing folks still buying tickets to go in & see Dylan, having no clue what they had just missed.
September 15, 2007 Subject:
ALL I COULD SAY WAS WOW!
Tihs was the 1st Dead Related show I saw after Jerry's death, and I have approx 350 Greateful Dead Shows under my belt. I had heard tapes of Further and just couldn't bare to get in front of it.. Someone urged me to check out Phil and I was good and ready for something at that point.. Cosmic Charlie, then that ST.STepehn>ELEVEN!!!I was jumping up in down the isle like it was Beatle maina!! this show hit me like a ton of bricks, I WAS BACK ON THE BUS!! I mean, sure I miss Jerry, but this shit is just SOO GOOD AND I LOVE PHIL!!! This show ROCKS... I was so high from Phils set I couldn't even focus on Bob Dylan, AND I LOVE DYLAN! GREAT GREAT SHOW!